Students are required to take at least 12 credits as undergraduates or 9 credits as graduate students. However, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recognizes that students may face circumstances in which it is either required or beneficial to take less than the required course load.
Students are able to be under enrolled due to initial academic challenges, such as English language skills, transitioning to the U.S. classroom, and difficulties in balancing the amount of reading requirements. This approval for reduced course load can only be used one time per degree level and typically happens in the student's first year of college while they are transitioning to a new country. Please see the Reduced Course Load Request for Academics for additional information.
Students are able to be under enrolled in their last term if there are not enough classes left in their program of study to be full-time. Please see the Reduced Course Load Request for Last Term for additional information.
Students who are unable to attend school due to medical reasons must have written permission from a licensed psychologist or medical doctor. Please contact with the Office of International Programs if you are facing a medical issue and are unable to attend class.
Please meet with us to discuss these important matters before dropping a class.
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Marian University does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, creed, national origin, age or disabilities in the selection of administrative personnel, faculty and staff, and students.
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Students may make a complaint to the Indiana Commission of Higher Education.
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